Museum walls are bursting out with new donations and the buildings and grounds continue to be a destination for people. There was a 182% increase from 2013 (?) in attendance – 2,724 visitors to the Museum and events in 2014. Tourists came from 68 Washington cities, 18 U.S. states and 6 foreign countries.
More than one hundred items (artifacts, documents, photos) were donated by 24 individuals. They included: games, insulators, books, 1889 Quilcene Plat Map, 100 year old Brinnon post office desk, 100 year old bamboo hall tree, publications, menus, Buck Mountain Logging decals, Quilcene Hotel linen, clothing, QHS memorabilia, kitchen items, furniture, artwork, tools and many other local items.
Twenty docents volunteered over 400 hours to meet and greet visitors during the season.
New exhibits included the Worthington Library Books and electrical pole insulators. Planned exhibits for the 2015 season include: Coyle Peninsula and Miles de Leon Art Work and Biography.
It was a record year for events – 28th Museum season, QHS Alumni Reunion reception, annual wine tasting, Linger Longer concerts, wedding and receptions, autumn cider pressing, and Quilcene Oyster Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K races.